California protests expose the folly of “rights talk.”
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Common sense resists this assertion, perceiving something fundamentally false in the gay marriage argument. Yet it seems common-sense resistance can only be justified by resort to religious faith, through the understanding that men are “endowed by their Creator” with rights. Eliminate the Creator from discussion, and it becomes impossible to refute the activists’ indignant demand for equality.
Roy Moore was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court in November 2003, five months after the Lawrence decision and four days before the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Moore was charged with an ethics violation for his stubborn insistence that man’s law must acknowledge the Creator.
Last week’s news from California was, in some sense, a vindication of Moore’s view. The antinomian rage of the activists — who reportedly defaced houses of worship and mailed mysterious white powders to a religious fraternity — is an inevitable result of America’s attempt to substitute “rights talk” for faith in the Creator. And what Justice Kennedy called our “emerging awareness” looks more and more like encroaching darkness.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?